USARK: NJ S1093, Ban on Educational Outreach Programs

Jan 30, 2018
by Editor in Chief

USARK - NJ S1093 is a bill proposing a ban on the use of exotic animals (any species of mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, mollusk, or crustacean that is not indigenous to New Jersey) in performance settings (anything from which the audience benefits). It is a ban on taking a tortoise into a classroom for an educational program about reptiles. It is a ban on taking a ball python, a red-eyed tree frog, a parakeet, and a ferret into a library for an educational show discussing the differences between reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. It is a ban on llamas and any other non-traditional livestock at the State Fair or county 4-H fairs. Basically, if an animal non-native to New Jersey is placed into a vehicle and taken anywhere where someone besides a veterinarian will see it in a private room, that is an illegal activity and you are a criminal. Click the big green arrow below to learn how to oppose this bill.

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